Members of the Charter have put their commitment to good employment into action within their organisations; they excel in all characteristics and are among employers leading the good employment movement in Greater Manchester.
Abellio UK are a leading operator of rail and bus services, responsible for hundreds of thousands of services every day across England and Scotland. Their approach to innovation and industry partnerships are helping to shape transport in the UK.
Adept Corporate Services specialise in the delivery of security and cleaning solutions across the whole of the UK. As an accredited Real Living Wage and Living Hours employer they put their people first, which enables them to deliver innovative, high-quality and sustainable services to their clients.
AEW Architects are a collaborative placemaking practice that puts communities, clients and the environment first. They’ve been a guiding force behind architectural excellence and associated services for over 30 years and recently became a B Corp Certified business.
Allied Bakeries is home to Kingsmill, a top ten UK grocery brand, as well as a number of other well known household brands such as Burgen, Allinson and Sunblest. They work on 19 sites in the UK and Ireland, employing over 4,500 people.
Anchor Removals is based in Salford, and they specialise in UK household removals, office removals, professional packing services and storage, as well as European and worldwide shipping.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built, natural and social environment. Working in over 140 countries, Arup is held in trust on behalf of its employees.
Back on Track is a Manchester based charity, which work with adults who are going through a process of recovery or rehabilitation. They support around 750 people every year to build the skills they need to lead better lives.
Bruntwood own, let and manage outstanding buildings, workspace, innovation and science facilities through Bruntwood Scitech and Bruntwood Works. Bruntwood is a business led by one purpose: creating thriving cities.
Bolton Council delivers essential frontline services to 300,000 residents living across the borough. The council has an experienced, engaged, and highly skilled workforce providing everything from social care and highways engineering to library services and waste collection.
Boo Coaching & Consulting help bosses to be better bosses, whilst creating healthy and happy workplaces. Based in Bolton, they have delivered learning and coaching programmes to approx. 4500 participants.
Bury Council provides effective and inclusive local authority services to people who live, work and study in the 6 distinct towns of Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich.
An award-winning contractor, the Caddick Construction Group, is formed of CCL Facades, Civil Engineering and Caddick Construction. With a 44-year heritage, it’s brought to life some of the region’s most iconic landmarks, sustainable healthcare centres, affordable housing communities and much more.
Career Connect are a charity committed to helping young people and adults realise their potential. We deliver high quality and professional career, employment and training services in schools, in the community and in prisons.
Carrs Pasties is a third-generation bakery specialising in providing quality pasties and products to the people of Bolton and beyond. They have a variety of services including nationwide delivery, C&C, event catering, retail stores and over 100 trade partners.
Castlefield is the largest and oldest group of UK specialists in responsible investment advice. They adopt a unique approach to looking after money - reflecting the objectives of their varied client base.
Convenzis is a family-run company with over 50 years experience, helping UK public sector organisations collaborate and improve public-facing services. They develop, manage and deploy fully funded conferences, and provide high-level strategic support.
Damar Training are an established training provider with over 30 years' experience in the apprenticeship sector, delivering qualifications in business, customer service, management, travel, law and accounting.
Datesand is a family-run business based in Stockport, in operation since 1980. With unrivalled experience in the Biotechnology sector, Datesand strive to provide the most reliable and friendly service to its customers.
Diamond Bus North West is a multiple UK BUS AWARD and Bolton Evening News award winning Bus Operator, who provide bus services in the Greater Manchester area. It’s our aim to deliver a frequent, reliable friendly traveling environment for all.
Dunsters Farm is a third-generation family food service business, based in Bury, Lancashire, and serving the North of England. They specialise in chilled, ambient, and drinks lines.
Electricity North West is the region’s electricity distribution network operator. They employ nearly 2,000 people, support hundreds of contractors, and provide power to 2.4 million homes nationwide.
EMERGE Recycling is a Ben Comm (registered as Society for the Benefit of the Community) providing ethical waste management and incorporating Touch Wood, upcycling timber. With EMERGE 3Rs, which operates FareShare Greater Manchester and our volunteering and employability programme, Give & Gain, they form the EMERGE charitable Group.
First Play Dietary Foods are a family owned and operated company who manufacture foods for special medical purposes supporting people following restricted diets, their families and healthcare professionals.
Hi, I'm Gaddum, a charity providing advocacy, carer support, and therapy services. Our personalised help empowers individuals in Greater Manchester.
GM Moving is a charity with a purpose to Change Lives Together through movement, physical activity and sport. They lead, support & connect people to develop and deliver on the whole vision and approach to GM Moving in Action.
Grassroots is a national resource partner for sales and technical recruitment that helps companies solve their most complex hiring challenges. They are a proud Stockport-based SME who are experts in enabling business growth through strategic resource planning and ethical recruitment practices.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is made up of the ten regional councils and the Mayor, who work with local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region.
The Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation is a voluntary, community and social enterprise sector support and development organisation, covering the Greater Manchester city region.
Go North West is one of Greater Manchester's biggest bus companies, proud to be the first provider of large bus franchises as part of the transformative "Bee Network", and is part of The Go-Ahead Group, a leading international bus and rail operator.
The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing businesses with connection opportunities, communicating their message, and creating opportunities for a skilled workforce.
Great Places Housing Group exists to improve the lives of the people living in their 24,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire. They are a landlord, providing a wide-range of services and promoting partnership work to create vibrant, sustainable communities.
Hawkley Brook Medical Practice is a NHS GP surgery based in Wigan with a list size of approximately 3100 patients and 12 employees. They work closely with neighbouring practices as member of SWAN Primary Care Network consisting of 8 local GP practices located in the South Wigan Ashton North area.
Healthy Me Healthy Communities CIC is a vibrant and innovative social enterprise celebrating 10 years of harnessing the power of people, place and working together for healthy lives and thriving communities.
Hopwood Hall College and University Centre offers a world of opportunity for all ages. With full-time & part-time courses designed to springboard learners towards their goals, they offer award-winning support, outstanding facilities and expert tutors who help learners achieve life-changing success.
Howorth Air Tech is a world leader in ultra clean ventilation and containment for the healthcare, dentistry and pharmaceutical sectors. Operating since 1858, they are innovators in clean air engineering, and inventors of ultra clean operating theatres.
IPOS are a creative agency that develops ideations and concepts for consumer brands from which our designers design physical representations. Their team consists of designers, creatives, account and project managers and account directors. IPOS clients are an enviable portfolio of global brands.
IDNS are ‘technology that matters’. Their vision is to find new ways of connecting people through technology - by creating a culture of belonging for their staff, and through challenging the status quo by being bold, honest and transparent.
IN4 Group is a leading provider of talent and skills across the North of England, working with leading brands in the region. Their ethos of providing fair access to technology futures has them uniquely positioned to train & support the future leaders of the tech industry.
Ingeus helps governments and employers design and deliver services to solve the complex challenges caused by social and technological change, and provide valuable support to the unemployed.
The Inicio Group provides support & accommodation to vulnerable children, young people, & families nationwide, ensuring that every child's voice is at the centre of key decisions, leading the sector through best practices & an ethical approach to social care.
Koderly is a software development and IT services company with 22+ years’ experience working with market-leading, multi-national brands. They specialise in travel technology solutions, test management, SQL Server database administration & support.
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. Their industry focus helps them develop a rich understanding of clients businesses, and the skills required to address issues.
Kumar Family Practice is an NHS GP surgery based in Wigan with a list size of approximately 4900 patients, 2 Practice Partners and 14 employees. They work closely with neighbouring practices as member of SWAN Primary Care Network consisting of 8 local GP practices located in the South Wigan Ashton North area.
Limitless Leadership are centered on leadership and organisational performance. They help their clients achieve sustainable results by building the competence, confidence, and commitment of leaders at all levels.
Lloyds Banking Group is a leading UK based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services, focused on personal and commercial customers.
Macc provides information, support and training to Manchester residents who want to volunteer. They also support Manchester based organisations seeking volunteers, providing help and advice.
Making You Content are a dynamic team of copywriters, editors and social media experts - who help brands grow through communication by giving them a voice that gets heard, and that gets results.
Manchester City Council, as part of the GMCA, provides services for Mancunians, employers, investors & visitors. "Our Manchester" the city's ten-year strategy, sets out the vision for Manchester to be among the top flight of world-class cities by 2025.
Manchester Care & Repair help older, disabled & vulnerable people to stay safe, warm & independent in their own homes for as long as possible, by helping people maintain their homes, maximise their income & access the support they need.
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is a bold, ambitious and modern University, with a dedicated focus on employability and industry-relevant skills.
Marus Bridge Practice are a NHS GP surgery based in Wigan looking after 5400 patients. Within their team of 20 staff they have over 150 years teaching and patient care experience, always striving to provide the best possible care and supporting the development of the NHS workforce of the future.
Metro Dynamics offer a range of services for those who lead, grow or invest in cities and urban areas. Their clients include developers and investors, local authorities, enterprise partnerships and universities.
Michael Page has four decades of expertise in professional services recruitment. They help employers looking to hire, and candidates looking to develop their career, using their team of industry specific specialists.
MLP Law is a team of legal experts, based in Altrincham. They provide successful outcomes for you and your business and their vision is to be the most trusted provider of legal services in the North West.
Morgan Sindall Construction is a leading UK main contractor with a North West regional headquarters in Salford Quays. Their purpose is to create inspiring places that enhance the communities in which we all live, learn, work, play, care and protect.
Mr Investa is an organisation that offers a unique and bespoke service for investor to investor sales. They make use of the latest technology in the property market to provide a full range of insights into potential investments, in order to help clients make more informed decisions on the go.
North West Employers are a Regional Employer Organisation & representative for the North West. Their focus is supporting their members to redesign public services & re-imagine the future of work, develop impactful leaders & build a stronger, more connected, voice.
Odd Arts uses theatre to challenge inequalities & increase opportunities for people facing the greatest level of discrimination & disadvantage. They specialise in delivering theatre-based programmes that challenge and change attitudes and behaviours.
Oldham College offer an extensive range of technical qualifications, preparing their learners with the skills and knowledge they need for their future careers. Their vision is to be the best place to learn and work.
Oldham is a council that cares for its people and its place. We work with a resident focus to make our services the best they can be, while building a better Oldham for the future.
One+All is a Certified B Corp business that makes really good schoolwear. At every step of their products’ journeys, they aim to do the right thing for their team, customers and the planet.
One Manchester is a provider of housing and community services. Formed in April 2015, they currently own and manage more than 12,000 homes in central, south, and east Manchester.
OpenMoney empower people to get in the best financial situation they can, with affordable advice from experts. This includes advice on topics such as debt, savings, credit cards, utilities and bills, and more.
The Parently Group builds family-centric brands. Their products meet the needs of today’s modern family lifestyle, they speak the language of consumers and innovate through sustainable practices and forward-thinking design.
Pathways CIC is a forward-thinking social enterprise that delivers a range of ground-breaking health, work, & wellbeing initiatives, bringing long-lasting change for people and communities, reduce inequality, & enhance quality of life.
Peel L&P are a regeneration business, responsible for some of the most transformational development projects in the UK. They own and manage 12 million sq foot of property concentrated in the North West.
People's History Museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.
Persona provides adult social care and was created in October 2015. 'We support people to live their best life' and believe that people deserve tailored social care that enhances their quality of life.
Power2 supports children and young people to improve their wellbeing so they can thrive and reach their full potential. The charity’s programmes help them develop crucial life skills, improve confidence and boost self-esteem through one-to-one support and group coaching.
Pozzoni Architecture create bespoke, considered architecture across residential, education, leisure and commercial. They believe in working with clients to deliver architecture that enhances quality of life and wellbeing.
pro-manchester is the member's organisation representing the business, financial and professional sector in Greater Manchester. With 250+ Members from a variety of sectors, they support on events, networking and business development.
Refresh is an award-winning, integrated PR & communications agency, representing a diverse portfolio of clients. They deliver high-level consultancy, impactful campaigns & measurable results to organisations that want to stand out from the crowd.
Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) is the UK’s first tenant and employee co-owned mutual housing society, with over 12,000 high-quality homes throughout the Rochdale Borough.
Rochdale Borough Council employs around 8,000 people, all dedicated to delivering services that help improve local lives. Committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities they serve, the council employs a wide range of people and supports them to reach their potential.
Founded in 1999 in Manchester, Rosgal Ltd offers high-quality civil engineering services, ranging from small to large-scale projects. We work with local authorities and government organisations, maintaining a reputation for excellence and reliability.
Salford City Council exists to serve its residents and provides a complete and comprehensive range of services and facilities. The council's mission statement is "to create the best possible quality of life for the people of Salford."
Salford Foundation is a social inclusion charity, creating better futures for young people & adults across the Northwest, supporting life & work skills, providing mentoring, specialist services & holistic support to 7,000 people each year.
Salix Homes is a housing association in Salford, providing social and affordable homes and housing services. It owns and manages over 8,000 homes, including tower blocks, large housing estates and sheltered accommodation.
Six Town Housing is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO), who manage the housing stock owned by Bury Council. They service around 8,000 homes and a range of garages, shops, and a number of community facilities.
Slalom is a global business & technology consulting company. From strategy to implementation, their approach is fiercely human. They deeply understand their customers to deliver practical, end-to-end solutions that drive meaningful impact.
With over 40 years of expertise, Smith Goodfellow is a full-service PR, marketing and creative agency, specialising in communications for the construction and manufacturing industries. It provides strategically delivered services, including graphic design, web builds, social media, and written content.
Social is a communications consultancy that helps organisations tell their stories, engage people & improve lives. Committed to delivering positive impacts, and helping organisations communicate change for the better.
Southway Housing Trust are a not-for-profit local housing company, passionate about providing excellent homes and outstanding customer care. They manage almost 6,000 homes across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
Starts With You is a social enterprise, established to provide advice and support to address challenges with employability, money management, fuel poverty, and digital exclusion.
Stockport Council is a leading local authority that aims to work together with everyone who lives, works and spends time in Stockport to deliver a borough that is inclusive, caring, green and full of ambition: one where everyone is proud of where they live.
Stockport Homes is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers housing services, helping to transform the lives of their customers through providing and building new homes in Stockport.
SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK employ more than 5,000 people, with over 600 in Greater Manchester. They manage the waste sites on behalf of the GMCA, managing 1.1 million tonnes of waste arising from nearly 2.3 million residents.
Tameside Council and Tameside & Glossop CCG is the local authority of the borough of Tameside, in Greater Manchester. It is one of the ten local councils within the region.
Big Life is in the business of changing lives. We fight inequality by working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change. Whatever service we deliver to help people to change their lives, we do things the Big Life Way.
The Burnside Centre maintains a community hub for the benefit of the local neighbourhood of Langley Estate, and the wider area. They aim to provide real grass roots support, to real grass root need.
The Co-operative Bank have been providing personal banking services for over 145 years. A combination of co-operatives, credit unions, charities and small businesses whose combined strength builds a stronger economy.
The Growth Company is a not-for-profit, commercially driven organisation dedicated to economic development, inward investment, skills, employment and enterprise.
The Grange Practice is a NHS GP Practice in Wigan, which is closely associated with the SWAN Primary Care Network, that consists of eight other GP Practices in the Wigan area. Their team of 12 employees have expertise in family planning and joint injection, as well as infant and child health surveillance.
The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) works together to ensure the powerful story of women’s suffrage inspires us all to challenge gender inequality, and to ensure that those suffering from domestic violence and abuse get the help they need.
The Shakespeare Surgery is an award winning GP surgery, with a dedicated and compassionate, long serving team of staff, providing high quality medical care in a holistic manner in a community that is amongst the 10% most deprived in England.
Thomasson Memorial is a day school for deaf children aged 4 – 16 and a nursery for hearing and deaf children age 2-4. It provides a caring, secure and supportive environment in which all children are respected and encouraged to develop their full potential. We have a vision of achievement and success for all.
Tilbury Douglas is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors working closely with our customers and supply chain to achieve outstanding results.
TLC: Talk, Listen, Change is a national relationships charity delivering innovative programmes to guarantee safe, healthy, happy relationships for people across the country.
Trafford Council is a dynamic, forward-thinking authority that puts people and place at the heart of everything we do and gives residents and businesses the opportunity to prosper. We are committed to supporting people out of poverty, reducing health inequalities, and addressing our climate crisis.
Trafford Housing Trust is a profit-for-purpose housing association, managing almost 9,000 homes for social and affordable rent, and working to make society fairer for everyone.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is the local government body responsible for delivering Greater Manchester’s transport strategy and commitments.
Transport for the North bring the North’s local transport authorities and business leaders together, working with central Government. They enable the North to speak with one voice on transport.
Unify help people and business to thrive by improving our everyday environments with facilities management solutions that are seamless, flexible and underpinned by customer relationships built on trust and transparency.
United Utilities provides water and wastewater services to around 7 million people in the North West of England, supplying 3 million households and 200,000 business premises.
Unlimited Potential provide a range of high-quality, personal services which aim to help people and their communities. Through innovative solutions that deliver real outcomes, they enable people to fulfil their potential.
Walker Sime is a multidisciplinary construction consultancy based in the North West. They're known as the ‘go-to’ people for technical excellence, with comprehensive, environmentally-conscious services across a wealth of public and private industry sectors.
Wigan and Leigh College is a further education college with over 14,000 students – offering a range of qualifications at all stages from entry level through to professional and post-graduate courses.
Wigan Council is the ninth largest metropolitan borough and delivers more than 700 services to around 323,000 residents. Covering 77 square miles, Wigan is the greenest of the ten Greater Manchester districts and is split into 25 wards and 3 constituencies – Leigh, Makerfield, and Wigan.
William Hare Group provides world leading engineered steel solutions to some of the world's most innovative and sustainable construction projects. They operate across the world, in over 50 different countries.
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